the combo is still doing great. I use the 09 for cable/DVR, due to opt & component cable lengths - not going to buy new ones
and the SC-68 for BD & DVD. music is 50/50 depending on source & mood. I still have my trusty 59avi player with Ilink & PQLS so the 09 gets used for DVD-A/SACD. obviously, any music using a network or ipod, I use the 68. it's a little hassle to have to switch back & forth between multichannel analogs, turn MCACC off & on, in order to use the 09's amps, but it's a small price to pay that saves me buying bigger amps for the time being.
I finally discovered airplay & greatly enjoy internet radio stations for background music - any genre is out there. one day I got in the mood for celtic folk songs & sure 'nuff, there's 'net stations for them! with all this content available, I haven't seen the need to pay someone like Pandora for it. but I admit I do enjoy my sirious while in the car
glad to see you're still around...and I presume still enjoying the 4311
I'm looking forward to 2014, could be a really interesting year for AVR's.
hope ccotenj is doing OK, he kept to his promise...he really did go off the grid!
edit - I am working on one upgrade. I have a music hall mmf-7 turntable and am thinking of adding a new TT to replace an old Dual I have for playing quad LP's (you're probably too young to remember quadraphonic records
) I'd use the music hall for quad and get a better TT for hi-end stereo. been auditioning a VPI Traveler & Rega RP6 with Dynavector cartridge at a local hi-end audio dealer. I'm thinking the Rega is the one for me but haven't plunked down the card yet. and no projector this year but I'm still working to convince WAF that a PJ/screen would make a great "getting ready to retire" purchase for 2014-15
I'll get my way but at least waiting another yr or 2 will allow the dust to settle on 4K-ultraHD-2160p. and we have OLED to look forward to...an affordable
~80" OLED would get me to sell my 60" Kuro & forget about a PJ
from what I've read, consensus is OLED will be far more game-changing than a 50-60" 4K TV where you can't tell the difference from 10' anyway
looks like another marketing gimmick like 3D was, admit it's a much better "upgrade" but I'd still take the promise of higher contrast ratio, true black and no motion blur of OLED.Edited by ss9001 - 5/11/13 at 4:15am